Big Data & AI Toronto 2019 Program

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1Room 1: Big Data Strategy

  • Track:
    Internal Transformation
  • Track Keynote: The Future of Work

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Explore emerging business models
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  • Data Ethics

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Building trust in a digital age
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  • DataOps

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Redefine your data culture
    • Nazia Shahrin Sr. Director - Operations Lead - Business Financial Services Transformation RBC

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  • Continuous Intelligence

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    Transform your business
    $
  • Networking Lunch

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Industry Session led by Vertica

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Vertica

    $
  • Empowering the Citizen Data Scientist

    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    $
  • Agile Data Lakes

    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Drive value in your organization
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  • Data Monetization from SMEs

    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Monetization opportunities for SME leaders
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  • Networking Break

    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Future-proof your Strategies

    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Bridging the gap between legacy and modern
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  • Ask an Expert: Embracing Cultural Change

    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    BYOC: Bring your own case. 1 Hour Q&A with an Industry Expert
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  • Cocktail Reception

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

2Room 2: Big Data Technical

  • Track:
    Analytics
  • Track Keynote: Augmented Analytics

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Transform how content is created and distributed
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  • Predictive Analytics

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
    The do's and don'ts of Predictive Analytics
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  • Panel: Driving Analytics Success

    11:30 am - 12:15 pm
    The latest innovations and role of data engineering in driving success
    • Sina Shahandeh VP Data Science Ecobee

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  • Networking Lunch

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Content Analytics

    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
    Add meaning insights to BI
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  • Industry Session led by Polaris Intelligence

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
    • Polaris Intelligence

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  • Big Data on the Edge: Real-Time Analytics

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    The "Holy Grail" of Big Data
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  • Industry Session led by Snowflake

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Industry Session led by Snowflake
    • Snowflake

  • Networking Break

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Search-Based Analytics

    3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    Identifying the right architecture
    $
  • Ask an Expert: Self-Service Analytics

    4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    BYOC: Bring your own case. 1 Hour Q&A with an Industry Expert
    $
  • Cocktail Reception

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

3Room 3: AI Strategy

  • Track:
    Research in Practice
  • Track Keynote: Road-mapping a Transformation Strategy

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Benchmarks, best practices, and how to get started on your company's road map to ML.
    • Sami Ahmed VP, Head of Data, Analytics and AI Transformation BMO

    $
  • Industry Session led by Stradigi AI

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Stradigi

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  • Panel: Getting Beyond the AI Hype

    11:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Business leaders who have implemented AI solutions talk about road blocks, hype vs reality, and getting to ROI.
    • Matt Fowler VP, Head of Machine Learning, Enterprise Data & Analytics TD

    $
  • Networking Lunch

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Scaling Teams and Gaining Buy-in

    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
    • Christopher Berry Director, Product Intelligence CBC

    $
  • Industry Session led by Adastra Group

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
    • Adastra

    $
  • Applying AI in Vehicle Manufacturin

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    focusing on some prominent challenges with data quality, dynamic and continuously changing data streams, and scalable deployment of models
    • Greta Cutulenco CEO Acerta

    $
  • AI driven CX

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Take your customer experience to the next level with AI
    $
  • Networking Break

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
  • AI & Finance

    3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    Lessons from the Big 5
    • Yevgeniy Vahlis Head of AI BMO

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  • Kindred AI

    4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    Robotics and their competitive advantage to businesses
    • James Bergstra Co-Founder, Head of AI Research Kindred AI

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  • How AI is improving healthcare at SickKids (interactive discussion)

    4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
    Join Dr. Devin Singh to learn about how AI is being applied in Emergency Medicine to better understand and predict any number of risks to patients.
    • Dr. Devin Singh Physician Lead for Clinical AI & Data Science (Division of Pediatric Emerg Medicine) SickKids

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  • Cocktail Reception

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

4Room 4: AI Technical

  • Track:
    Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Emerging Threats through 2020

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    What happens when you experience a breach?
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  • Industry Session Led by Darktrace

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Darktrace

    $
  • Implementing Privacy by Design Principles

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Privacy must be enforced from the start, learn how to start your road map.
    $
  • Privatizing / Anonymizing your Data to work with 3rd Party Vendors

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    $
  • Networking Lunch

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Navigating the Regulatory Landscape

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    understanding regulations can be confusing because not much has been done to regulate AI. Understand the constraints.
    $
  • Session by the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX)

    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Join Bob Gordon, Executive Director, for an overview of threats and how to prepare.
    $
  • Fraud Detection in the Insurance Industry

    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    How insurance companies are using AI to detect fraud with more accuracy
    $
  • Cloud Security

    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Using the cloud has many benefits but more risks than a traditional data warehouse.
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  • Networking Break

    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Security for AI Based Software

    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Building secure AI is more important now than ever.
    • Gabriela Nicolescu CEO Kybersecurity

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  • Reliving a Breach

    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Create a plan for when a breach occurs.
    • Ruben D. Chacon VP & CISO Constellation Brands

    $
  • Cocktail Reception

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Theatre 1: Main Stage

  • Accelerate the Future

    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Opening Keynote: Accelerate the Future

    8:45 am - 9:15 am
    AI is changing everything, yet it is integrating seamlessly into our everyday life.
  • Panel: The Connected Economy

    9:15 am - 10:00 am
    IoT, Connected Devices, Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities..The impact of the connected economy is transformative
  • Networking Break

    10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Networking Break
  • Keynote: Quantum Computing

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    An emerging trend with a significant impact
  • The Artful Science of Metrics

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Measurements that work
    • Ketan Gangatirkar VP Engineering Indeed

  • Industry Session led by SAS

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Augmenting human efforts with artificial intelligence
    • SAS

  • Lunch Break

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Lunch Break
  • Keynote: Data-Driven MarTech

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Take your marketing automation to the next level
  • AI-Driven Recruitment

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    How AI is changing recruitment practices
  • Digital Ethics

    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    This session is not simply about compliance
  • Natural Language Processing

    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Voice commands are the new normal
  • The Rise of the Digital Twin

    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Bringing together the connected world of humans and machines
    • Russel Irving Chief Engineer & Digital Twin General Manager GE Research

  • Networking Break

    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Networking Break
  • RPA - Robotic Process Automation

    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Revolutionizing process automation
  • Immersive Experience

    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    VR, AR, MR..Changing the way we perceive the digital world
    • Dr. Suraj Kapa Director, AR/VR Innovation Mayo Clinic

  • Closing Keynote: Beyond Chatbots - Reshaping Customer Experience

    5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Chatbots are getting more sophisticated with each iteration
  • Cocktail Reception

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cocktail Reception

Theatre 2

  • Big Data Solutions

    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Industry Session led by Datameer

    9:30 am - 10:00 am
    • Datameer

  • Industry Session led by Cinchy

    10:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Industry Session led by Caddle

    11:15 am - 11:45 am
    • Caddle

  • Industry Session led by Alteryx

    11:45 am - 12:15 pm
    • Alteryx

  • Lunch Break

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
  • Industry Session led by Fivetran

    12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
    • Fivetran

  • Industry Session led by MITAA

    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
  • Industry Session led by Newcomp Analytics

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
    • Newcomp Analytics

  • Industry Session led by Talend

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    • Talend

  • Industry Session led by Unravel Data

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    • Unravel Data

  • Industry Session led by Queens

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    • Queens University - Smith School Of Business

  • Networking Break

    3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Industry Session led by Acorn Biolabs

    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Acorn Biolabs

Theatre 3

  • AI Solutions

    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Industry Session led by Pachyderm

    9:30 am - 10:00 am
    • Pachyderm

  • Industry Session led by Luminoso

    10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Luminoso

  • Networking Break

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Networking Break
  • Industry Session led by 24/7 Labs

    11:15 am - 11:45 am
    • 247 Labs

  • Voice Recognition

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Lunch Break

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    Lunch Break
  • Computer Vision

    12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Industry Session led by AlphaSense

    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
    • AlphaSense

  • Data Transformation

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
  • Enhancing Customer Journey

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Horizontal AI

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Industry Session led by Pathway Communications

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    • Pathway Communications

  • Networking Break

    3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Networking Break
  • Reinforcement Learning

    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Cocktail Reception

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cocktail Reception


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